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Hleb: OAP Sheva Move Not Wise

Hleb: OAP Sheva Move Not Wise

Arsenal wiley winger Alex Hleb says it was a mistake for Shevchenko to move to the premiership at this late stage in his career.

Speaking with that most reputable newspaper, The Sun, Hleb says that the adjustment to the frantic pace of the Premiership at his age was probably one step too far.

'I would never have risked coming to England towards the end of my career,' explained Hleb to the Sun.

'The older you get, the harder it gets. Shevchenko is not the first great footballer who has not managed to crown himself in glory here. I was never convinced he would be able to play in England. I don't have anything against him.'

'The problem lies in the style of the England league, in terms of the tempo, and the time you get to think on the pitch. The younger a player is, the easier it is for him to adapt and get to grips with English football.'

Whilst we may get a few Chelsea fans here defending their player, I've not seen anything from Sheva which suggests Hleb is speaking anything other than the truth.


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday January 16 2007
Time: 7:13PM

Comments

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Bang on Hleb, he does look lost at sea, his lack of success is not through lack of trying - if anything he tries too hard, now even the Ukrainian national coach has waded in blaming Maureen (who did'nt even want him in the first place!) No way will Shev be there next season.
nikolaijns
16/01/2007 19:28:00
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I still think he will come good IF Chelsea let him. He may have lost a yard but he is still a class player. But Mourinho will make him take the fall in order to preserve his ego. If he's prepared to have a pop at Chelsea's youngsters in pursuit of his reputation, he will have a go at Sheva too. Imagine if you were a promising Chavski youngster like Mancienne or Smith right now, being told your not good enough in the public arena.
Little Dutch
16/01/2007 19:31:00
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Up until a few minutes ago I was hoping you would do us a favour against Man U, now I hope they hammer you. Its very easy to mis quote LD. Once again how does it feel to have fallen so far that you have to make snide comments about another team? Oh and I see you neglected to include RVP in your poll, funny that.
Mikeyblue
16/01/2007 20:00:00
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Dick.
Henry14
16/01/2007 20:01:00
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Do you honestly think we care if you hope we win or lose?!? And I can't believe I left Drogba off the list!!!!!!!
Rocky7
16/01/2007 20:07:00
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Henry14 well articulated response well done, does that mean you need a little more time to come up with an answer? I was not making that comment to make you feel bad for losing my support, to be frank I couldn't care less how you perform, but you didn't answer how it feels? Oh and did I forget to mention Eboue Rocky.
Mikeyblue
16/01/2007 20:12:00
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It feels great to know that even though we have been through two years of transition, we performed well enough to keep our Champions League status whilst at the same time reaching the final. We have almost kept up with the top three teams whilst blooding our wonderful squad of youngsters who seem to be coming of age. Our beautiful new stadium is feeling more and more like home and all our key players have recently signed very long term contracts. So to answer your question.....it feels pretty feckin good.
Rocky7
16/01/2007 20:17:00
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How does it feel to have spent a quarter of a billion quid and you still wont win the title, with rumblings of unrest all over your camp, and to have your team picked by your owner?!?!
Rocky7
16/01/2007 20:18:00
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Mikeyblue's got a point, I mean over at Vital Chelsea towers (ugh), they NEVER write wind up articles. I implore you to go over and look at the paltry responses their articles receive when they are not being provocative. And Mikeyblue, how does it feel to know your club's "success" is being funded off the back of an impoverished nation, that kids can't go to school in Siberia because of your owner?
Little Dutch
16/01/2007 20:27:00
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Your right Mickey Chav... you should want the Mancs to thrash us because once the scousers inevitably turn you over we'll be looking at second spot...enjoy the champs lg qualifier
Anon 1
16/01/2007 20:31:00
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